TerraTech is the multi-award winning sandbox construction and combat game, where you design, build and command your very own fleet of unique land and airborne vehicles, as you explore alien worlds and gather precious resources on a quest for glory and profit.
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Release Date: Feb 6, 2015

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Why Early Access?

“Our goal is to involve our community as much as possible in the evolution of the game, and we think the best way to achieve that is to get the game in the hands of players at an early stage. We strive to maintain a good quality of experience throughout the Early Access phase, while we build new gameplay and expand the library of building blocks. We invite the community to follow our progress in detail and share their thoughts and suggestions on the progress of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will only bring the game out of Early Access when we feel it has reached the right level of quality and completeness. We intend TerraTech to be a living product, so even after Early Access, the game will continue to evolve and grow as long as we are able to support it!

Our current plan is to be 1.0 feature-complete by the end of 2016, with a formal release planned for early 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We are aiming for the following key additions:

  • Synchronous multiplayer modes
  • Expanded single-player mission system
  • New corporations
  • More blocks for existing corporations
  • New in-game challenges
  • Game controller support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The following is a list of the key content in the Early Access version:

  • Drag-and-drop building with over 100 unique blocks, items and equipment
  • Procedurally generated environments with multiple biomes
  • Ability to scavenge resources from the environment
  • Ability to build land vehicles, fixed turrets, hovercrafts, rockets and aeroplanes
  • Three distinct corporations with their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Modular refining/crafting system using special production blocks
  • Scripted missions and encounters with AI enemies
  • Control multiple vehicles using AI
  • Asynchronous multiplayer features, using AI-controlled shared vehicle designs
  • Separate challenge modes; 2 Gauntlet courses and the Sumo Showdown
  • Share vehicle designs with other users via Twitter
  • User profiles

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“It is our intention to keep the pricing consistent.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“In order to realise TerraTech’s full potential, we want to involve our community as early and as often as possible. We do this in two ways:

The game continues to evolve with regular updates to our R&D branch, where our core community help review and feedback on new features. This branch is updated with both regular and sometimes more experimental updates. This is the level at which our most dedicated early adopters like to get involved. This branch is accessible via an add-on pack, which can be purchased together with the main game, or as a separate DLC.

For those wanting a more consistent experience, our stable branch offers just that. We aim to update this branch every 2 to 4 weeks, and it consists of any revisions and updates we’ve made during R&D updates that are deemed ready for the main version of the game.

This dual-approach to Early Access development allows us to provide differing levels of contributions from players who are looking for different degrees of involvement. Regardless of how you play or contribute however, we intend to maintain a high quality experience throughout the Early Access phase.

As we move through development and towards a formal release, we will be introducing new features, expanding the item inventory and adding new game modes. We invite the community to follow our progress in detail and share their thoughts and suggestions on the progress of the game.”
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April 25

Early Access Release Notes - Version 0.7.4



Hi guys,
Creative Mode is a feature that has been greatly requested in our Suggesions forums for as far back as most of us can remember. A world where you are free to roam and build whatever you want -- without any limitations, or annoying baddies to show up and spoil the fun (converting friendly Techs to enemies is currently being tested in R&D and will make its way into Creative Mode once it's deemed worthy). Well here it is!

This coupled with awesome new toys like the Auto Miner block -- Multiple game mode saves and extensive performance enhancements combine to make 0.7.4 something we're very happy to be shouting about! We look forward to seeing what kinds of awesome creations you can come up with in this version of TerraTech.

Be sure to share your findings on the Official Forums. Have fun out there!
- Jamie xo


IMPORTANT NOTE:
TerraTech now has game saving in the new Creative Mode and the R&D Test Chamber. Along with major save data changes in Campaign Mode, all game saves from version 0.7.3 and earlier cannot be loaded into version 0.7.4 onwards. (For those playing the TT_Unstable version, all game saves from version 0.7.3.3 and earlier cannot be loaded into version 0.7.3.4 onwards.)

Version 0.7.3 is available via Steam Beta branch where you can load older game saves and snapshot your Techs then buy them back from Trading Stations or Terminals when playing the latest version.


New features / content / improvements:

  1. Added Creative mode where you can build and explore freely.
    • Build anything you want using all the blocks from Campaign mode.
    • Save your world with the Creative Mode game save.
    • R&D Test Chamber owners also have access to EXP blocks in Creative Mode.

  2. New Blocks
    • Added the new GSO Auto Miner Block (GSO Grade 2). This block is used to mine underground Resource Chunks (patches of underground chunks).
    • Added the new GSO Component Factory Block (GSO Grade 3). This block makes Component Chunks and can be operated with a right-click to bring up the menu.
    • Added three new GSO Component Dongles (GSO Grades 3-5). These dongles can be attached directly to the Component Factory to enable it to craft the higher grade Component Chunks.
    • Added the Venture Avalanche Missile Launcher to Venture Grade 3.

  3. New Missions
    • Added a new GSO Grade 2 mission introducing the Auto Miner block.
    • Added a new GSO Grade 3 mission introducing the Component Factory block.
    • Added missions that task you with destroying a fleeing enemy in a fixed amount of time. These appear mainly for Venture, but there are a few GSO examples too.

  4. New Crafting Content
    • Added 24 new Component resource chunks. These Components are a higher tier of chunk after "Refined." There are also 4 sub-grades of Component chunks. Component chunks are used to craft the rarest blocks.
    • The crafting recipes for most blocks in the game have been reworked. Uncommon and rare blocks now typically require Component Chunks to be crafted. The recipes also now reflect corporation style too, e.g. GSO have a bias towards Plumbia use, GeoCorp have a bias towards lower value chunks, but also require a higher quantity of chunks in their recipes, Venture favour recipes that use Fibron and Hawkeye favour using more expensive resource chunks.

  5. New Audio
    • Added new sound effects for Techs, drills, hammers, saws and crafting blocks.

  6. Limited blocks available in Trading Stations and Terminals
    • The selection of blocks available to buy in the Trading Station and Terminals is now restricted.
    • Each Trading Station provides a limited selection of blocks that gets restocked each morning (in-game time).
    • There is a wider selection of Common blocks, a medium selection of Uncommon and a very small selection of Rare blocks each day.
    • Some simple blocks such as the GSO building blocks, conveyors and wheels etc will appear in abundance in all Terminals and Trading Stations every day.

  7. UI Enhancements
    • Tutorial hint animations have been added.
    • Tech markers now show AI state if an AI cab is attached.
    • Tech markers now show if a Tech is anchored.
    • Tech AI radial selection menu is now more explicit about which AI states can be selected.
    • Improved the Fabricator and Component factory UI to show which items are available and what ingredients are needed to make items.

  8. Saved Game Enhancements
    • Saved games now shows corporation license levels on the Load Game screen.

  9. New R&D Test Chamber Content
    • Added 4 sets of EXP Trailer Hook and Ring blocks of various sizes. These enable you to hitch Techs to each other with an articulated joint.
    • Added 2 new Trailer Wheel blocks in different sizes. These blocks are specifically designed to be used on towed trailer Techs and do not have any passive braking applied to the wheel, meaning they can be towed by a Tech with normal wheels without slowing down due to braking, but they will roll away if left on a hill.
    • Added 3 new EXP (GeoCorp) Caterpillar Tracks to the R&D Test Chamber.
    • Switch a Tech between player and enemy by holding "T" and left-clicking on any non-player controlled Tech.
    • The R&D Test Chamber now has a new skydome.
    • The R&D Test Chamber can now be saved.

  10. Other Revisions
    • Various frame rate optimisations including how resources are stored in Silos and move along Conveyors.
    • Updated translations from the TT Translator team. Many thanks to the folowing people for the recent translation updates:
      • Alex Nunes
      • Bebiezaza
      • Bram "Kirchhoffs" Hazeveld
      • Bram Kamies
      • Christoph Beitzinger
      • Gendel Vladimir Grigorievich
      • J. "Trippeh" Quinn
      • Jakub "M0dEx" Kubik
      • Jason Coombes
      • Malte "SRQ" Hübner
      • Marcus
      • Moisés Ojeda Gutiérrez
      • Oliver "Olli_DXD" Jonsson
      • Olivier "Mr-Vagabond" Barruhet
      • Oskar "Zargn" Anderson
      • Philipp ten Brink
      • _River
      • Ryo Tanimoto
      • Sir Rekington
      • Sys Gabriel
      • Tobie "Sylver" Praz
      • Viktor Bengtsson
      • Zwip-Zwap Zapony

Game Design Tweaks:
  1. Block Revisions:
    • Increased the power of all Booster blocks.
    • Increased the fuel capacity of all Fuel Tank blocks.
    • Increased the load bearing strength of the GSO Little Trekker wheels.
    • Adjusted the suspension for the GSO Stabiliser Wheel to make it less bouncy.
    • Increased the pickup range of GSO and GeoCorp Collectors.
    • Increased the stack capacity of the Large Geocorp Collector from 5 per stack to 8, in line with the Small GeoCorp Collector.
    • Increased the load bearing strength of all GeoCorp wheels by around 25% each.
    • Reduced the suspension dampener on Venture Wheels, making them more bouncy.
    • Re-added the Hawkeye Elbow and Flat Brackets to Hawkeye Grade 1 and added the Hawkeye Long Jack Bracket to Hawkeye Grade 2.
    • Increased the rotation options for the Hawkeye One block.

  2. Updated Block Recipes for:
    • Venture Silo
    • Venture Flamethrower
    • Venture One Block
    • Venture Small Wheel
    • Venture Hover Plate
    • Venture Steering Hover Jet
    • All Venture Brackets
    • Hawkeye STEN SMG
    • Hawkeye Shotgun
    • Hawkeye Rail Gun
    • Hawkeye Sentry AI

  3. Tech Revisions:
    • Increased the delay time before wheels spark when overloaded slightly. When moving over bumpy terrain sometimes one wheel is taking more load than normal for a split second, as the weight of the vehicle shifts around. Rather than immediately showing sparks, we delay for a moment to see if the wheel is still overloaded. If wheels are consistently sparking for a long time whilst drive, your Tech is overloaded.
    • Reduced the chances for fleeing enemies to spawn in the population from 40% to 15%.
    • Removed Tech repulsion effect from Shield Bubbles (both GSO and Venture).
    • Techs can once again pass through shield bubbles freely and cause damage to Techs within with melee weapons.
    • Enemies with batteries now spawn in with the batteries charged.

  4. Mission Revisions:
    • Increased the amount of XP earned for all missions.
    • Allowed missions to knock down trees and and break rocks when they spawn.
    • Increased the encounter radius for most missions, meaning they will spawn further apart from each other.
    • Reduced number of enemy Techs to defeat in Salvage Mission from 4 to 3.
    • Restricted the Crafty Mike missions from spawning in the Mountains (as the loose blocks roll down hills).
    • Made it a requirement that you unlock the Auto Miner in the Crafty Mike mission before being offered any harvesting missions for which you will need an Auto Miner.
    • Renamed the GeoCorp Grade 2 Harvesting Missions to reflect which resources they are asking you to collect.
    • Restructured GeoCorp Grade 2 Harvest Missions to start with easy to find resources and end with harder ones, after the Auto Miner has been unlocked.

  5. Resource Distribution Revisions:
    • Updated Resource Giver Distribution: Common resources; Plumbite, Titanite, Wood, Rubber & Luxite are still readily available in most locations.
    • Uncommon resources; Rodite, Carbite & Oleite are now available as underground deposits under rocks. They can only be harvested with the Auto Miner Block.
      • Rodite is available in the Mountains.
      • Oleite is available in the Desert.
      • Carbite is available in the Salt Flats.
    • Rare resources; Ignite, Erudite & Celestite are visible by the crystals, but also contain underground deposits accessible with the Auto Miner Block too.
      • Celestite can be found in the Salt Flats.
      • Erudite in the Grasslands.
      • Ignite in the Desert.

Art Tweaks:
  • Cursors have been updated and should be more visible against different colour backgrounds.
  • Added corporation logo sprites to mission message boxes.
  • Added new rocks to Salt Flats biome.
  • All rocks are now breaking apart more naturally.
  • Optimised scenery objects to improve frame rate.

Bug Fixes:
  • Blocks:
    • Fixed shotguns not damaging shields
    • Made the GeoCorp cab drive properly again.
    • Fixed GeoCorp Anchor 222 bottom attach points.
    • Updated flamethrower start and stop times to be more responsive. Fixed animation issue if quickly toggled off, on and then off again.
    • Fixed issue causing resources to incorrectly fall off a Tech/base when entering a silo.

  • Missions:
    • Fixed progression blockers in several missions when playing multiple playthroughs.
    • Fixed an issue caused by reaching GSO Grade 2 before fighting the Trader Troll.
    • Fixed progression blocker in Striking Out when selling the Collector.
    • Fixed crafting mission objective markers occasionally pointing at a Trading Stations.
    • Fixed Crafty Business IV spawning outside of the Desert biome.
    • Neutral Techs that require your protection during Defend Friendly Tech missions will now turn into enemies if you move out of range and abandon them before the mission is complete.
    • In the Chase and Destroy Enemy Tech missions, the Techs will not turn neutral anymore if you fail to catch them. They will continue to flee and may be destroyed after the time has expired.
    • Fixed enemy Techs in Chase and Destroy missions sometimes disappearing on reload.
    • Fixed overpowered Techs being able to spawn in GeoCorp Grade 3 missions.

  • Audio:
    • Fixed audio bug causing stuck sounds and errors.
    • Tech sounds no longer play while the game is paused.

Known Issues:
  • Players who created a save game on an earlier TT_Unstable version might find extra icons on their radar after completing missions. This will only affect missions that were accepted, but not completed in the TT_Unstable version.
  • Waypoint markers may not appear correctly in-game for certain missions e.g. missing or pointing in the wrong direction.
  • Certain names for missions may incorrectly change after a reload.
  • Can incorrectly rename non-player bases.
  • Multiple resources travelling close to each other along Conveyors may generate bottlenecks and clog bases up, especially around Refineries and Filters.
  • Graphical issues with red projector on terrain when enemies spawn in.
  • Some radar markers may point towards things that are missing in the world.
  • Markers for missions and bases when playing in 4:3 are offset slightly.

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April 24

Early Access Release Notes - Version 0.7.3.9 - UNSTABLE BRANCH

Find out how to switch from the TerraTech main branch to the TT_Unstable Beta branch here

Game Design Tweaks:

  • Updated friendly Techs in the defend Tech missions. They should be more appropriate sizes now.
  • Increased the range at which Fleeing Tech in Catch the Tech missions can spot you approaching and start fleeing.
  • Decreased price for the block re-buy and recovery at death.

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed intermittent mission related crashes.
  • Fixed crash in crafting system.
  • Fixed crash when checking for Twitch streams.
  • Fixed up ‘Stuffed Your Face’ Tech which was missing a Cab.

Known Issues:
  • Players who created a save game on an earlier TT_Unstable version might find extra icons on their radar after completing missions. This will only affect missions that were accepted but not completed in the TT_Unstable version.
  • Anchored blocks can be placed in close proximity to each other, causing them to overlap.
  • Celestite crystals have not been set up yet to crumble in stages.
  • Waypoint markers may not appear correctly in-game for certain missions e.g. missing or pointing in the wrong direction.
  • Can incorrectly rename non-player bases.
  • Multiple resources travelling close to each other along Conveyors may generate bottlenecks and clog bases up, especially around Refineries and Filters.
  • Graphical issues with red projector on terrain when enemies spawn in.
  • Markers for missions and bases when playing in 4:3 are offset slightly.

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“TerraTech is digital Lego Technic with guns”
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“Absolutely brilliant ... It's The Incredible Machine does Robot Wars”
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About This Game

TerraTech is an open-world, sandbox adventure game, where you design and build your own creations through a mix of crafting, combat and discovery. Explore a hostile alien landscape, or design with creative freedom. The choice is yours.

Start your career as an Intergalactic miner on a randomly generated infinite world in search of profit and glory in Campaign, sit back and build to your hearts content in Creative mode or pit your Techs against the clock and dare to run the Gauntlet Challenge. There are many game modes available in TerraTech to stretch your Tech building imagination to the limits!

Story

In the distant future, Earth's natural resources have been depleted, and as a resource-gathering prospector it's your job to travel to alien planets and scour them for valuable materials. But you are not alone! Rival prospectors litter the landscapes of these new worlds, and will fight to protect what’s theirs, and invade to take what’s yours. To make your mark, you will need to be cunning and creative.

Using the building blocks, guns, wheels, and wings from several Mining Corporations, you can build varied Techs to suit every purpose. Be it powerful armoured combat vehicles, unstoppable resource gathering machines, sprawling resource processing bases or a hybrid of all three - creativity is your key to exo-planetary success.

The worlds in TerraTech are procedurally generated and infinite, so there are always new lands to discover and more resources to find. Treacherous mountain ranges, luscious grasslands and huge deserts are among the biomes you will encounter. More will be added as development progresses.

The intergalactic mining industry is a profitable one, but you are not the only miner in search for new worlds to exploit. Defending yourself from rival miners will take time, resources and skill, with success leading to new territory and new lands. All equipable blocks and items can be damaged or destroyed, so ensuring you are sufficiently armed and ready for battle is a key element of both survival and prosperity in TerraTech. Get out there and show them who’s boss!

By gathering and processing natural resources, players are able to construct storage, refining and construction bases in order to craft new blocks in the game. Like the look of that Venture Hail Fire Rifle that just tore your vehicle apart? Go prospecting for the needed resources, and craft a couple for yourself in the shiny new Venture fabricator which you just aquired, by beating their time trial challenge in the nearby mountains.

All exo-planetary miners buy parts from the established Mining Corporations, which each have their own specific brand of mining technology. Get the job done with GSO, zoom around with high-performance recon specialists Venture, strip-mine to the max with the heavy-duty GeoCorp or act with miltary efficiency utilizing the stealth focussed Hawkeye. New Corporations we’re aiming to add to the game include deranged experimental scientists Reticule Research, technological superiority giants Better Future and the hive-mind AI swarms of LEGION. Completing missions and discovering blocks for each Corp will improve your standing with them, and gain access to the more sought-after components in their arsenal.



This is an Early Access game, with everything that implies. Please check the System Requirements to ensure your PC is compatible.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz or AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 520M or Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz or AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 520M or Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: 2.33Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Two-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
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